Apple just wrapped up its “Spring Loaded” event, announcing new iPads, iMacs, and more. It was jam-packed with news from the company. Apple presented the all-new iMac, iPad Pro, iPhone 12 in a new colour, and other exciting products. The event was held on April 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET. Of course, Apple held the event virtually due to COVID-19. All Apple devices that contained browsing support were given access.
In case you could not catch the event, you can watch it on the official Apple website. The 2021 event was beautifully filmed. Tim Cook with other executives marvellously explained each product in detail. Above all, if you are willing to grab one of these products, here’s what you need to know about the product specifications and pricing in India.
New iPad PRO (2021) M1 Chip
Indeed, the new iPad Pro is packed with the new M1 chip which makes it way much faster than the previous model. The same chip is used in amazingly fast Mackbook Air and Mackbook Pro too. Moreover, Apple states that the M1 chip is 50 times faster CPU performance compared to the original iPad Pro. Also, Apple mentions that the graphic performance is up to 1500 times better.
The new iPad Pro comes in two different sizes: 11 inches and 12.9 inches. Of course, both support the M1 chip however the 12.9-inch variant supports the liquid retina XDR. Additionally, the USB-C port had an upgrade and now supports the Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 support. Hence, this translates to super-fast data transfer and wider bandwidth.
A new iPad Pro is launching soon, and it will apparently have a new display technology. Speculation is rife that the 12.9-inch version of iPad Pro might feature a mini-LED display, a big improvement in display technology. What’s great about the mini-LED display is that it offers similar benefits as OLED without the burn-in issue.
New Apple TV 4K
Surprisingly, this time the new Apple TV launches with not only the A12 Bionic chip but also with cool new features, colors and a re-designed Siri emote which is a major improvement on the previous one. The Apple TV 4K 2021 is available for pre-order since 30th April. Further, you can now stream with a higher frame rate with the help of the new Apple TV.
Further, there is a brand new Siri remote that comes with the new Apple 4K TV. You can even buy the Siri remote separately.
It supports Dolby Vision and is powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic processor. The new 4K Apple TV allows users to play HDR content at a faster framerate. This means that the sports and other high-resolution content will look good. Users will also be able to use their iPhone’s light sensor to calibrate the Apple TV to help adjust any slight shifts in colour and brightness. One will also be able to play 4K HDR video in 60fps. Users can also AirPlay the 4K 60fps Dolby Vision videos shot using the iPhone 12.
The new Siri Remote will be available separately for Rs 5,800, and is compatible with the previous-generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.
The Airtag is a small device that helps in locating lost items like wallet, keys, luggage, etc with the help of Find My App under the “ITEMS” tab that Apple introduced in iOS 14.3. Additionally, it comes with a CR2032 battery that can last about a year. Also, one can easily replace the batteries by tapping and twisting the backside of Apple Airtag. There is no charging support as it comes with replaceable batteries. Moreover, the Airtag features IP67 water and dust resistance. Hence, it can withstand immersion in water up to a meter for 30 minutes.
AirTags have a built-in chip that allow them to connect to an iPhone, relaying the position of devices that Airtags are attached to. You can use an iPhone, iPad, and Mac to track the location of AirTags to much like you do to find missing Apple devices. It is priced at $29 and will be available for purchase starting April 30.
New iMac 24” (M1)
Undoubtedly, this is the best opportunity to buy an iMac! Apple brings a lot of new features, upgrades and changes to the new iMac. Until recently, the iMac looked the same since 2009 and has been rocking the aluminum design since 2007.
Further this design comes in 7 different shades. Also, the new iMac has a brand new 24-inch 4.5K retina display. During the launch, Apple said “ vision of making the computer disappear” was made by the system-on-chip architecture of the M1.
iPhone 12 in Purple
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are now available in a new purple color option starting at the price of ₹69,900 for the iPhone 12 Mini and ₹79,900 for the iPhone 12. It will be available at the same price as the other variants, with pre-orders starting from 23rd April.